Inspirational Quotes from Maya Angelou

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Sometimes all we need is a reminder that we can totally kick ass. Maya Angelou had a life full of reasons to be angry with the world but instead unfolded like a beautiful butterfly spreading her wings of wisdom and strength. I hope that you find inspiration, passion and internal strength from the words of Maya. Enjoy!

“Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.”

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”

“If I am not good to me, how can I expect anyone else to be?”

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away.”

“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.”

“The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.”

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapel. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.”

“Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.”

“Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.”

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”

“I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare.”

“Nothing will work unless you do.”


 Rainbow image courtesy of  Mubina H,  via Creative Commons.
Article by Peg Fitzpatrick

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